The European Union believes that postponing the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6 in Venezuela would leave room for negotiations on the reforms needed to make the elections “credible”, European sources told Europa Press this Friday.
“Delaying the elections would provide additional political space and time to negotiate reforms that would make the elections credible,” said the sources, which have acknowledged receipt of the invitation from Nicolás Maduro’s government to the EU to send observers to them send. “and a list of additional guarantees for the transparency of the electoral process.”
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell has already warned that in order to send an observation mission to Venezuela “the minimum conditions for credible, inclusive and transparent elections must be met,” the sources said.
Postponing the election date would also make this mission easier to use, as preparations take a long time and “there is very little left” if they stay on December 6th, they made clear.